The offense of sponsoring or exhibiting an animal in an animal fighting venture in violation of 7 U.S.C. § 2156(a)(1) (2006) is categorically a crime involving moral turpitude. - Matter of Ortega-Lopez, ID 3777, 26 I&N Dec. 99 (BIA 2013)
Ortega-Lopez v. Lynch, Aug. 23, 2016 - "Agustin Ortega-Lopez, a Mexican citizen, contends that his misdemeanor conviction for participating in cockfighting in violation of the Unlawful Animal Venture Prohibition, 7 U.S.C. § 2156(a)(1), does not qualify as a categorical crime involving moral...
BIA, Feb. 2, 2017 - "Amicus Invitation No. 17-02-02
AMICUS INVITATION (PROTECTED CLASS OF VICTIMS), DUE MARCH 6, 2017
FEBRUARY 2, 2017
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